The earth has looked after the amount of greenhouse gases for millions of years - always keeping them at just the right level to make sure that the temperature is balanced for everything to work. Over the last 100 years we have started adding man-made greenhouse gases and this has meant that the earth itself cannot cope with all the extra that we are making.
We make most of these extra greenhouse gases by burning carbon - or fossil fuel - coal, oil, gas and wood. We burn these fuels in order to make energy so that we can make and grow things. Almost everything we make needs energy (clothes, food, cars, houses, bottles, newspapers, cans, computers, phones, windows, bricks) and all these things are made from ‘resources’ or they use ‘resources’ to make them. Resources are the building blocks of the things we make and most of them contain Carbon.
That is why, when we talk about Climate Change, we talk about managing our resources.
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